Alumni, Parents and Friends

Baylor alumni, parents and friends share a family bond rooted in over 170 years of rich history. Whether you enjoy connecting with other Baylor alumni and parents through Baylor Alumni Network and other events in your area or through publications like Baylor Magazine, social media tools, or campus events like Family Weekend and Homecoming, your role in the family is a vital one. From young grads to members of the Heritage Club and from first-generation parents to those whose Baylor legacies go back many years and to friends new and old, this page provides you with important resources and reminders to make your Baylor connections even more meaningful.

Track & Field. London Earns Spot in IAAF World Championships

Beating his previous best by more than half a second, Baylor quarter-miler Wil London finished third in Saturday's 400-meter finals at the USATF Outdoor Championships and earned a spot in the IAAF World Championships later this summer in London.

General News. Baylor Bears Fruit From 3rd Mission Trip to Brazil

For the previous four years, whenever he was asked about going on the Baylor Sports Ministry trips to Africa or Brazil, Taylor Young's standard response was, "Nah, that's just not me."

M. Golf. Perrine and Dossey Named GCAA All-Americans

Baylor men’s golfers Matthew Perrine and Cooper Dossey are on the 2017 Division I PING All-America Teams, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced Thursday. Perrine is on the GCAA All-America Third Team and Dossey is an honorable mention All-America selection.

Football. Changing The Narrative

​Rachel Baribeau reached out to Coach Matt Rhule to share her "Changing the Narrative" message with the Baylor football team Tuesday afternoon.

Baylor Business Review: Managing Millennials is a Lot like Managing Humans

March 9, 2017
Many businesses draw conclusions about millennials in the workplace that are actually more applicable to all of their employees, regardless of what year they were born. This article published in the Hankamer School of Business’ Baylor Business Review offers three tips for managers sorting through generational analyses: apply more scrutiny, zero in on the important data, and look more broadly at interrelated drivers of workforce change.

Baylor Magazine: Hunger at Baylor?

June 22, 2017
Article about research by Nathan Alleman, Ph.D., associate professor of educational leadership in Baylor’s School of Education, and doctoral student Cara Cliburn Allen that looks at hunger on college campuses, including Baylor. To help address the issue, Alleman and Cliburn Allen developed a working group, including faculty, staff and administrators, that helped facilitate free food events for students. This fall, Allen will co-teach a two-course sequence, “Campus Hunger: Students, Systems and Solutions,” along with professors from social work, Honors College, economics, Truett Seminary and family and consumer sciences, part of the new Baylor Social Innovation Collaborative (BAY-SIC) program.

Business Standard: Phone snubbed people at high risk of stress, depression: study

June 19, 2017
Researchers from Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business have found that people who are phone snubbed - or "phubbed" - by others face higher levels of stress and depression, and turn to smartphones and social media to find acceptance. The study by lead author Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing, and James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing, is published in the Journal of the Association for Consumer Research.

Inc. Southeast Asia: Research: Entrepreneurs Are Happier and Healthier Than Employees

June 23, 2017
This article cites a 2012 study by Baylor sociologists Charles Tolbert, Ph.D., and Carson Mencken, Ph.D., who found that places with high concentrations of micro-businesses — companies with fewer than five employees — have healthier residents. Researchers also found that in communities in which many businesses are locally owned, owners are more invested in improving communities by funding local hospitals, health education and recreational facilities.

Ben Franklin’s faith the subject of Baylor prof’s new book

Baylor history professor Thomas Kidd‘s latest book begins with a question: At the 1787 Constitutional Convention, why did Benjamin Franklin, of all people, suggest they begin the proceedings with prayer? The answer to that question turns out to be much more complex than you might think. With that moment as a starting point, Dr. Kidd unpacks Franklin’s complicated […]

This flash mob Baylor proposal is going viral

You probably hear this a lot — but this might be the best video you see all day. Recent Baylor graduate Samuel Azide, BBA ’17, proposed to his girlfriend Anitria Flores, BA ‘15, last month in one of the most exciting ways possible: a flash mob. While celebrating his graduation dinner at Waco restaurant 1424, […]

The U.S. Ambassador to Iraq is a Baylor Bear

When Douglas Silliman, BA ’82, assumed the role of U.S. Ambassador to Iraq last September, he added another link into a 33-year chain of service with the U.S. Department of State that began shortly after he graduated from Baylor. For more than three decades, Silliman has worked in places like Turkey, Jordan, Pakistan, Tunisia and […]

A sneak peek at Baylor’s Class of 2021

Every summer, we take a look at some of the freshmen who will be joining the Baylor family come fall. The incoming Bears in this sneak peek include students who reached milestones and earned honors that resonated in their hometowns, across the state and across the country. Here’s an early look at the class of […]

Expanding the Baylor Family through Adoption

WACO, Texas (June 23, 2017) – Five years ago, Xin Zheng Yuan was born with a hole in his heart.

Alumni, Parents and Friends Continue Remarkable Level of Giving to Baylor University

WACO, Texas (June 22, 2017) – Baylor University today announced that the philanthropic support of alumni, parents and friends during the recently completed fiscal year that spanned June 1, 2016, to May 31, 2017, exceeded $100 million in gifts, pledges and planned giving commitments, marking the sixth consecutive year the University has surpassed that benchmark in fundraising.

Mourners of the Tragic Killings of the ‘Emmanuel Nine’ by White Supremacist Gather for Comfort, Commemoration in South Carolina

WACO, Texas (June 21,2017) — The two-year anniversary of a white supremacist’s killing of nine black people at a Bible study is a day when “pain and hope and treachery and triumph, awful and awesome come together,” the Rev. Dr. Joel Gregory, professor of preaching at Baylor's Truett Seminary, told hundreds gathered for an ecumenical service on Saturday.

Older People Who Feel Close to God Have a Sense of Well-being — and the More They Pray, the Better They Feel

WACO, Texas (June 20, 2017) — As people grow older, those who are securely attached to God are more likely to have a sense of well-being — and the more frequently they pray, the greater that feeling, according to a Baylor University study. But those who feel more distant from God do not receive the same benefit.